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The wearable tech market may have grown last year, thanks in no small part to the success of the Apple Watch, but you wouldn’t think that was the case if you’ve been reading anything other than analyst reports. Fitbit’s device sales have been declining, Nokia is dumping its digital health business, and Wear OS (formerly …

On Friday, for the first time in four years, Amazon has raised the price of its Prime benefits program. What once cost $99 annually now costs $119 for new members; existing Prime subscriptions will get bumped whenever they renew, starting June 16. But while nobody likes a 20 percent hike, it’s a good reminder that …

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, which makes this a great time to buy…well, a lot of things. Amazon’s Mother’s Day deals are still going on strong. So is this unbelievable deal on the Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC headphones, which our headphone connoisseur Jeffrey Van Camp loved, and which is still $135 off. You also still …

As a pet owner, you can probably think of dozens of ways your furry friend makes your life more enjoyable and meaningful. Personally, there’s nothing I love more than watching my dog run around the house with her toys, or cuddling up with her on the couch for some episodes of The Americans. Given animals’ …

Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference, is clearly no longer just about the newest version of Android. This year Google used the keynote stage to show off some of its advancements in artificial intelligence, including a demo of an eerily-human-like robot caller that can call the hair salon or a restaurant and make appointments …

Late on the afternoon in April, Lisa Park stood in the middle of a cavernous room at Mana Contemporary, a factory-turned-gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey, holding hands with her intern. Beneath their feet, three pothole-sized metal plates were nestled into a patch of fake grass with wires running from them to a series of …

On a recent vacation, Sameer Samat was settling into his hotel when his partner asked to see his phone. As he handed it over, she promptly walked to the hotel safe and locked it inside. Then she looked him straight in the eyes. “You get this back when we leave in seven days.” At first, …

When a robot rings your phone, you can usually tell right away. Its voice is melodic, it rarely stumbles, and it’s unnaturally efficient. The voice betrays its origin before it even has the chance to tell you that you qualify for a free loan, your mortgage payment is overdue, or that your input would really …

(Works with Xbox/PC) Thanks to the never-ending war between Sony and Microsoft, you’ll need to buy a separate Stealth 600 if you want to use it on Xbox, too. All the benefits are the same as the PS4 version listed above, but the Xbox version does not have vocal cues to switch between audio preset—just …

For Google, its annual I/O developer conference isn’t just a place to show off the next major version of Android and get coders excited about building apps. Though that stuff is a big part of the show, I/O is also a chance for Google to flex its AI muscle and emphasize its massive reach at …